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20 May - 11:31 pm NZ
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Three British Light Music Conductors
(1) John Wilson
Brian Kay talks to conductor, composer, arranger John Wilson, whose musical genius is behind many successful projects in light music and film music. His annual concert with his own orchestra has become a huge hit at the BBC Proms and sells out quicker than any other (RNZ)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A feature recorded in 1999 by New Zealander Barry Empson, who passed away recently at the age of 67 (RNZ)
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We talk to Pietari Inkinen, Peter Walls and Claire Lewis from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, then we meet the five participants. This episode focuses on the first day of sessions in the Hunter Council Chamber at Victoria University, where the five conducted two pianists in reductions of full orchestral scores.
This programme also looks at opportunities for conductors at the high school level. Robbie talks to two teenage conductors who were invited to observe the final day of the NZSO Conductor Workshops: Matthew Lee (17, Gisborne) and Alexander Eichelbaum (16, Auckland); and two Heads of Music of musically prolific secondary schools: Rowan Johnston (Westlake Girls' High School, Auckland) and Helen Renaud (Burnside High School, Christchurch). (59′46″)
Brian Kay presents a selection of his favourite pieces of Light Music. In this programme his theme is "Going Places". (55′36″)
Brian Kay presents a selection of his favourite pieces of Light Music. In this programme his theme is "Signature Tunes". (56′00″)
Brian Kay presents a selection of his favourite pieces of Light Music. In this programme, rather than celebrating the glories of the past, he looks at living composers taking the genre into the future. (55′07″)
Erica Challis takes us through the story and themes of Wagner's opera. (58′50″)
Elizabeth Hudson introduces Verdi's first successful opera. (57′37″)
The original Impressionist? (55′32″)
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